The BEST Episodes of The Resident

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019

Network: FOX

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

#1 - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 14

In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic from Lane's acts of sabotage, Conrad must call in a favor from the one person he promised he never would. Meanwhile, Mina's partnership with The Raptor takes on new colors when Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications and Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the ultimate test when one of her patients is readmitted.

star 8.23
867 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Andrew Chapman, Amy Holden Jones
If Not Now, When?

#2 - If Not Now, When?

Season 2 - Episode 20

Devon grows concerned when a mother's complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell to take drastic measures. Conrad is faced with breaking the news to Nic regarding Jessie's worsening condition. Meanwhile, The Raptor, Mina and Kit spring into action when a mother and son enter the ER with devastating injuries.

star 8.18
566 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham

#3 - Queens

Season 2 - Episode 15

Bell's confidence in Quovadis continues to waver when the poster child for one of its medical devices, Henry Barnett, is rushed back into the ER, experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Meanwhile, Mina's past comes to light when her mother, famous Nigerian surgeon Dr. Okeke, pays a visit to Chastain, and Conrad makes a risky move when Henry returns to the hospital.

star 8.00
579 votes
Directors: John Brawley
Writers: Jenny Deiker Restivo

#4 - Betrayal

Season 2 - Episode 17

The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor, Abe, who is their only inside source to Quovadis. Unfortunately, when Nic and Conrad take on a patient needing the hospital's only viable ECMO machine, they must decide between saving the life of Abe or saving the life of their younger, more stable patient. Meanwhile, Marshall puts himself in serious danger to help take down Gordon Page once and for.

star 8.00
583 votes
Writers: Andrew Chapman
The Unbefriended

#5 - The Unbefriended

Season 2 - Episode 23

In an effort to save Chastain, Bell considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives. With Conrad's help, Nic tracks down Kyle and pleads for him to reconsider donating a kidney to Jessie. Meanwhile, Mina voices her concern to Austin when Shira is assigned to Micah's surgery and Devon fights for the care of a patient whom the doctors suspect is uninsured.

star 7.98
534 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Virtually Impossible

#6 - Virtually Impossible

Season 2 - Episode 13

Conrad, Kit, Mina and the Raptor work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell back to the OR for one of the Chastain's riskiest surgeries yet. After the police find Julian's empty car in a nearby lake, Devon does some investigating of his own to find out what might have happened. Meanwhile, Mina and the Raptor hound Bell to halt his business with the risky medical device company, Quovadis, and Nic makes a rash decision regarding her sister.

star 7.98
594 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Eric I. Lu
Saints & Sinners

#7 - Saints & Sinners

Season 3 - Episode 3

When a police officer shows up to the ER with an injured criminal that he caught in the act, it's up to the Chastain staff to keep him alive in order to save an innocent life. Nic gets roped into a surgical rotation with Cain that leaves her questioning the way he operates, and Conrad makes a shocking discovery about the hospital. Meanwhile, Bell pursues a new fiscal venture that may bring him into a whole new market.

star 7.97
403 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Andrew Chapman, Todd Harthan
After the Fall

#8 - After the Fall

Season 2 - Episode 10

Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

star 7.96
628 votes
Directors: Ed Ornelas
Writers: Jen Klein, Marc Halsey
The Dance

#9 - The Dance

Season 2 - Episode 9

Devon's doubts about his relationship reach a peak as his friends and family gather for his big wedding day. As Chastain's leading medical device company, Quovadis, continues to succeed, Julian makes a discovery that leaves her uneasy about her involvement in it all. Meanwhile, Conrad continues to work on his relationship with Marshall and Bell takes a risky offer in order to make a mistake from his past disappear.

star 7.95
663 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

#10 - Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

Season 1 - Episode 12

Conrad and Devon work tirelessly to save the life of Bradley, a fellow doctor who has fallen through the hospital skylight. As the team contemplates how and why he fell through in the first place, Dr. Bell looks back to when he benched Bradley for falling asleep during surgery. Amidst the madness, Mina is tasked with showing Chastain's new star cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. AJ Austin, around the hospital, but is caught off-guard by his volatile personality. Meanwhile, Nic finds renewed enthusiasm when she uncovers an oncologist who used to work with Lane, but while paying him a visit, she fears that she's being followed.

star 7.95
914 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Michael Notarile
Lost Love

#11 - Lost Love

Season 1 - Episode 9

Conrad's ex-fiancé, Catherine, is admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain that proves to be quite the medical mystery. As Conrad doggedly tries to figure out her diagnosis and fights the idea of Bell performing her operation, Nic gets some insight into Conrad's past. Meanwhile, Bell panics when Claire announces that she will be installing cameras in all operating rooms, Devon wracks his brain for the perfect birthday present for Priya and Lane realizes that Nic is suspicious about her clinic.

star 7.94
982 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Amy Holden Jones
Adverse Events

#12 - Adverse Events

Season 2 - Episode 16

The surgeons are determined to shut down Quovadis after Henry Barnett almost loses his life due to a device malfunction. As Mina and Devon set out to find the truth, Bell, AJ and Conrad work to save the life of Chastain's favorite custodian, Simon. Meanwhile, one of Alec's old patients ends up in the ER, forcing him to question if he made the right choice to leave his old practice for Nic's clinic.

star 7.92
577 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Marc Halsey

#13 - 00:42:30

Season 2 - Episode 1

A blackout at Chastain Memorial Hospital requires the staff to treat their patients without the help of any technology. Bell orders the staff to stop accepting new patients and transfer those on life support, but when a child in need is rushed to the ER, Conrad and Devon go against the mandate. Meanwhile, Mina and Austin are tasked with performing heart surgery on a premature baby, despite the lack of power, and Nic works tirelessly to organize the staff and patients who stay during the blackout.

star 7.92
819 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Todd Harthan
And the Nurses Get Screwed

#14 - And the Nurses Get Screwed

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Nic finds herself under investigation in Lily's death, Conrad comes to her defense, but ends up making the situation worse. During a routine surgery, Bell's patient accidentally catches fire, leaving the hospital to start an immediate investigation into his medical records. However, hospital CEO Claire Thorpe doesn't realize what she's up against when Bell plans a counter attack. Meanwhile, Devon deals with a series of ER patients, including a hypochondriac whom he fears could end up under Lane's care.

star 7.90
876 votes
Directors: Liz Allen
Writers: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Peter Chen
About Time

#15 - About Time

Season 2 - Episode 4

Chastain is flooded with concert goers when a stampede at a music festival grounds leaves many in need of doctors. As Conrad and Nic race to help Josh Robinson, a professional adventure guide with a long list of prior injuries, Devon works with a musician who swears he is sober, even though his toxicology report suggests otherwise. Meanwhile, Bell stirs the pot when the hospital's revered orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kit Voss, demands a better resident, Julian works to get her boss on Bell's good side and Winthrop continues to push Conrad to believe he's a changed man.

star 7.89
717 votes
Directors: Geary McLeod
Writers: Marc Halsey
Family Affair

#16 - Family Affair

Season 1 - Episode 8

Much to Bell's dismay, Nic and Conrad decide to admit a homeless Jane Doe, whom they suspect was dumped off by another hospital during Chastain's big Charity Ball. Elsewhere in the hospital, Devon and Irving care for a male escort who offers surprisingly good advice, Micah returns for a checkup and falls even harder for Mina, and Devon's parents are in town.

star 7.89
969 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Kevin Falls, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Zachary Lutsky
Belief System

#17 - Belief System

Season 3 - Episode 4

When Devon’s patient, who was pronounced dead, suddenly revives, Conrad is left doubting Devon’s judgement and wondering what happened. A well-known white supremacist falls under the care of Cain and Nic, causing the two to butt heads on how to move forward. Meanwhile, on their way to a medical convention, The Raptor and Mina get stuck in a strange town, where they uncover new information about Red Rock Medical.

star 7.87
358 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Marqui Jackson
Operator Error

#18 - Operator Error

Season 2 - Episode 11

When a medical device fails on a former Chastain employee, an investigation is opened up, which pits Dr. AJ Austin against Quovadis. As Mina and Bell work to get to the bottom of what went wrong, Devon distracts himself with another patient who's experiencing mysterious stomach pains. Meanwhile, Nic forms a bond with her new partner at the clinic and Conrad's relationship with the Barnett family and continues to grow

star 7.87
613 votes
Directors: Timothy A. Good
Writers: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Emily Pressley
Run, Doctor, Run

#19 - Run, Doctor, Run

Season 1 - Episode 13

Devon and Conrad race against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms. When the patient turns out to be a hero who helps previous criminals get their lives back together, the team relies on her family of ex-cons to help diagnose and treat her. Tensions rise as Nic continues her search for evidence to incriminate Lane, but must simultaneously tend to her sister, Jessie, who is rushed into the ER. Meanwhile, York returns to the hospital with his mother, who is in need of a risky procedure, and comes face-to-face with the stone-cold Dr. AJ Austin.

star 7.86
864 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Chris Bessounian, Todd Harthan
The Germ

#20 - The Germ

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Bell makes the executive call to utilize Julian Booth's medical devices, rather than the hospital's usual products, Kit and AJ must stop their momentary feuding in order to team up against him. Elsewhere in the hospital, Conrad and Nic work to make a child's dreams come true after finding out his cancer has returned and the rest of the staff takes notice of Julian and Devon's new friendship.

star 7.84
703 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Jen Klein
None the Wiser

#21 - None the Wiser

Season 1 - Episode 5

Three concurrent surgeries at the hospital push its staff to the limits. Determined to ease the pressure, Nic requests Jude for one of the operations, making Conrad jealous. Dr. Lane Hunter sets out to discredit Nic's claims, Devon struggles with a patient who has an embarrassing problem and a charitable contributor comes to the hospital wanting to donate a lot of money to Dr. Lane's oncology program.

star 7.84
1,066 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Todd Harthan, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Chris Bessounian
No Matter the Cost

#22 - No Matter the Cost

Season 1 - Episode 6

As Conrad battles a group of overly aggressive attending physicians on behalf of a patient with a mysterious chronic ailment, he also must face off against his father who has shown up at the hospital unannounced. When Mina goes out of her way to help a young man from her neighborhood who almost mugged her, Nic offers her assistance and discovers a secret that Mina has been keeping behind closed doors. While away from the hospital, Nic enlists the help of Devon to keep an eye on Lily, which leads him to an incredible find that has him questioning Dr. Lane's motives. Also, Renata's plans to poach a renowned surgeon from another hospital hit a standstill when Bell decides he doesn't agree with him.

star 7.83
981 votes
Directors: David Rodriguez
Writers: Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Independence Day

#23 - Independence Day

Season 1 - Episode 2

Conrad receives the call he's been waiting for when a heart becomes available for a patient who has been on the transplant list for two years. But when a congressman is admitted to the hospital after a heart attack, he is prioritized and derails Conrad's patient's surgery. Meanwhile, Nic grows suspicious of one of the doctors after a file goes missing, Dr. Bell tries to manipulate Mina and Devon is put to the test when a patient's condition requires a split-second decision.

star 7.83
1,242 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Amy Holden Jones
Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

#24 - Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Conrad's attempt to surprise Nic with a lavish Valentine's Day dinner is foiled, he gives the reservation away to someone who could really use it. Mina and Devon distract themselves from all Valentine's celebrations by trying to figure out how their seemingly healthy neighbor has suddenly passed away. Meanwhile, Kit gives dating advice to a sex-injured patient, Irving hits a crossroads in his not-so-secret relationship with Nurse Jessica, and Bell decides to celebrate the day in the OR.

star 7.83
561 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Jen Klein
The Elopement

#25 - The Elopement

Season 1 - Episode 7

Conrad goes head-to-head with Lane when he disagrees with her over a treatment plan for a terminal cancer patient. Tensions rise when Jude inserts himself in the middle by offering to perform the invasive procedure Conrad is fighting against. When a VIP patient crosses the line with Nic, she must devise a strategy on how to stand her ground and combat the situation. Meanwhile, Bell realizes he'll need Mina's hands more than ever.

star 7.83
971 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Kevin Falls